Painting Paradise

For painting big skies and blue seas, artist Susan Sugar finds endless inspiration for her artwork in Key West.

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Dawn at Fish Camp

Dawn at Fish Camp

32” x 48” oil on canvas

“A dear friend often invites me to paint at her magical property in Big Coppitt. This is her view of the mangroves,” Susan says. “It is sometimes so still in summer that I can hear the fish jumping.”

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